On OpenVMS Integrity server systems only, a diagnostic
partition is created.
The diagnostic partition is visible
only from the console; it corresponds to the contents of SYS$MAINTENANCE:SYS$DIAGNOSTICS.SYS
on the system disk. The partition is intended and reserved for use
by HP Services (it is used with the HP IPF Offline Diagnostics and
Utilities CD provided with the purchase of your Integrity servers).
For more information about offline diagnostics, see your hardware
documentation and the following website:
HP recommends creating the system disk with this partition and
not removing it. However, it is not required for operation of OpenVMS.
If you do not want the diagnostic partition, you can prevent
its creation by initializing the disk before installing OpenVMS, performing
the steps in Section J.1.
Alternatively, if you have already created the system disk and the
partition, you can remove it by performing the steps in Section J.2.